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The Best Adaptation Movies and TV Shows on Syfy

Finding a good Adaptation movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Syfy.

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1. Arrival

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7.9/10
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90/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. HAPPY!

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8.2/10
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79/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Corrupt ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax's life is changed forever by a relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (44%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 5 episodes (28%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 18 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Magicians

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7.6/10
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78/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Where to Watch: 52 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (13%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 60 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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6.5/10
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72/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Krypton

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72/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (48%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 5 episodes (24%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy). 21 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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5.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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5.9/10
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65/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. The Boy

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5.5/10
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56/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Horror

What it's about: An intimate portrait of a 9 year old sociopath as he discovers his taste for killing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Syfy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).